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4850 Corsair VX450 or CM Extreme Power 600W?

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February 24, 2009 2:33:52 AM

Or perhaps a Tagan TG500-U37? I am gonna run a Q6600 stock + 4 gigs DDR2 800 + 4850 512 + 2 SATA HDDs.

Also, I won't be shutting down the computer often. I'll put it to sleep in Vista, if that makes a difference.
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 24, 2009 3:22:51 AM

Corsair power supplies consistently earn high marks in technical reviews and comparisons. The Corsair psu's are high quality units, very stable and reliable. It's one of the brands often recommended by verteran poster at this forum.
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February 24, 2009 3:30:33 PM

I'm running a Corsair VX450 with the following:

9800 GTX+ (needs 2x 6-pin power plugs)
E6300 OC'd to 2.8GHz
4x 2GB DDR2-800
2x HDD in RAID0
2x DVD-R/W
plus a media card reader, floppy drive, 3x 120mm fans, and a PCI USB card

100% stable... no problems... power to spare. Awesome power supply if you don't plan to use a Crossfire or SLI setup.
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February 25, 2009 3:13:38 AM

Oh, I think the 4850 needs just 1 6-pin connector, and I have just one optical drive, no media card, no floppy, a 92mm fan and an 80mmfan. I do have a tuner though.

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Corsair power supplies consistently earn high marks in technical reviews and comparisons. The Corsair psu's are high quality units, very stable and reliable. It's one of the brands often recommended by verteran poster at this forum.


I know about corsair but I was just wondering about the 450W, that's kinda low.
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 25, 2009 4:10:52 AM

A single 4850 (512 MB) video card uses 110 watts and 9 amps at full load.

The 12 volt rail on the Corsair 450VX is rated at 396 watts and 33 amps.

The rest of your system uses very little power. Most of the people asking about power requirements at this forum usually overestimate how much power they really need. It happens all the time here.

Tom's hardware recently published an article about video cards and power requirements. There is a link to the article on the home page.

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